Thursday, July 30, 2009
You're probably wondering why. Lets just start off by saying that karma is a bitch, not a skinny bitch, but an oversized, kick you in the gut when your down super bitch. This is what the last two weeks have been like for me. And yes, I am allowed to feel sorry for myself.
Two weeks ago friday I was a perfectly happy chappy as I looked forward to watching Harry Potter. Yes folks, I watch Harry Potter, I love the books and i'd date that sexy wizard if I could. So I get home after the movie (note: folks are in UK at this point) and I hear this weird noise. Thinking someone was in my house I ordered my dog to go see what it was...that was useless as he was just as freaked as I was. So off I go to see what was the cause behind the noise. To cut a long story short...that noise was water running down my bedroom light and hitting my flooded room. The damm geyser burst and decided my room would be the perfect route to take whilst trying to exit the house. Needless to say I panicked. I called the gays, hung up on them, called my folks in UK-got answering machine, called the gays again and freaked out. Luckily, the gays came round and rescued me. Whoever said gay men cant do rugged manly things doesn't know what they're talking about. So with a little help from the insurance people and a spare geyser in the extension it wasn't too much of a luss - except for the 5 loads of towels I had to wash.
The second thing that kept happening was my house alarm kept going off for no apparent reason - im still to this day waiting for the technicians to come round to fix it.
Third thing that happened was that the shit hit the fan at work and I stress very easily - im a perfectionist so I hate it when things aren't as they should be. Luckily enough I have fantastic colleagues and bosses who make it all that much more bearable. Obviously I cant share with you what happened, but know it was a huge kick in the gut and currently still trying to get through it.
Fourthly, on my way to work in traffic yesterday my car decided to over-heat. I now officially hate my car (who goes by the name of TOM). So I pull over, wait for car to cool down, then turn around and head home to switch cars. Get to work everythig is okay. Then I can't find my cell phone and realise later that day it must've fell out of my bag and is in the car somewhere. Not a problem you wonder? Wrong - serious problem.
Fifthly, this is Cape Town and when you accidently leave a cell phone on your car seat, be sure you wont find it there when you get back. Damm scoundrels smashed the passenger car window and stole my phone, in broad daylight in the heart of Die Waterkant - are you kidding me?
So with all these bad things happening to me I have to wonder whether someone has cursed me or whether this is karma coming round to say 'hi'.
On the bright side - I know my threshold for disasters and my luck has to change sometime - and im hoping it starts when we move out. Yes folks, 1 day to go before our dream becomes a reality.
Wish us luck, we'll post pics as soon as we can.
If you ever have a slow day at work there are two fabulous things to make it better.
1. Go out for a latte; and
2. Read other people’s blogs.
Since I’m going out for a latte later, the blog updates have definitely come in handy. I just peaked over at Mrs C’s blog and she has been posting some great stuff that I will now shamelessly steal and post as my own.
So here are my 20 questions!
1. I don’t really think I can manage _______________ today.
Another guy’s hissy fits. They’re worse than girls sometimes.
2. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
The milo cereal. Mmmmm.
3. Share some recent good news.
We are moving out. Apart from that, my skin has cleared up.
4. What was the last movie you saw? What did you think of it?
The Hangover. Hilarious and full of hotties.
5. If you had to, could you do commentary for a sporting event?
Definitely. I’d do it for a soccer game. Talking about boys in shorts, I’d be fantastic.
6. What makes you feel better when you're sick?
Lots of sleep and watching the movie Footloose whilst sipping a chocholate Steri Stumpie.
7. What do you listen to in the car?
This morning it was Keane and then some Air Supply.
8. What were the last five foods you ate?
Milo cereal, chocolate, chicken schnitzel, baked potato and sweet corn
9. Who was your first prom date?
Suppose our equivalent was the matric dance and then it was my gay best friend.
10. What was your first grade teacher's name?
Mrs Correira. She teaches my niece now.
11. How many weddings have you been in?
4 but always as a flower girl. I’d cry if I was a bridesmaid four times over.
12. Who is on your "List"?
At the moment it’s Bradley Cooper.
13. I love you more than _____________.
McDonalds Quarter Pounder with cheese Supersized.
14. Oranges or grapefruit?
15. What is the earliest memory you have of your first day of school?
I remember not crying when leaving my mom for the first day. The next day I bawled.
16. Would you ever choose money over love?
depends who’s offering the love ;)
17. Four people who e-mail me regularly:
Blue Eyes, the Gay Best Friend, Blonde Princess and the Sports Fan
18. What were your favorite books as a child?
The Magic Faraway Tree rocked.
19. Never in my life:
Will I wear tye-dye.
20. Ever been given an engagement ring?
I didn’t like this question as a result of my singleness so I changed it to
20. What’s your favourite thing to sing in the shower?
And honestly it’s the soundtracks to Disney movies. I can belt out all of The Little Mermaid songs.